Arena flag football with Northeastern University's Intramural Sports is a fun and exciting alternative to traditional football. Played on the Sport Court located in the Marino Center, it is a friendly alternative to Flag Football played on Cabot's turf field.
Consisting of two 20 minute halves, each arena flag football game is a 4 on 4, non-contact competition. While players may screen block, they may not use their body or hands to push an opponent.
Players must show up ready to play in athletic shorts without pockets, an athletic shirt and appropriate sneakers. All flags and jerseys will be provided by the Intramural Sports department.
Being a non-contact league, players are given flag belts for each game. In order for the defense to "tackle" the ball carrier, they remove the flag belt from their opponent's waist. Keep in mind, players are not allowed to protect or guard their belt in order to prevent being "tackled."
The rules for arena flag football are based on the rules for traditional football with a few distinct differences. Teams are given 3 downs to either earn a first down or score.